ACTION ALERT: National Actions to End the War in Iraq
May 26, 2005
May 31 to June 3 -- National Iraq Call-In Sept. 24-26: DC Mobilization to End the War on Iraq!
A four-day mobilization to demand an end to the illegal occupation of Iraq will run from May 31 to June 3 with calls asking Congress to support H.Con.Res.35, a step-by-step plan to disengage from this conflict. Preparations are also undeway for a major protest in Washington in September.
May 31 to June 3 -- National Iraq Call-In
Urge your member of Congress to support legislation for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
Beginning of National Call-In Week - Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Code Pink, Peace Action, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), and others - to ask members of the House to co-sponsor (H.Con.Res.35 in expressing the will of Congress that the President develop and implement a plan for immediate withdrawal of US armed forces from Iraq.
Representative Lynn Woolsey's (D-CA) House Resolution (H.Con.Res.35) calls for the President to:
• (1) develop and implement a plan to begin the immediate withdrawal of U.S. Armed Forces from Iraq;
• (2) develop and implement a plan for reconstructing Iraq's civil and economic infrastructure;
• (3) convene an emergency meeting of Iraq's leadership, Iraq's neighbors, the United Nations, and the Arab League to create an international peacekeeping force in Iraq and to replace US Armed Forces in Iraq with Iraqi police and Iraqi National Guard forces; and
• (4) provide the Iraqi people the opportunity to completely control their internal affairs.
Urge your member of Congress to support this legislation!
Please distribute this call far and wide!
Sept. 24-26: DC Mobilization to End the War on Iraq!
Hold Bush & Congress Accountable for the Deaths, the Destruction, the Lies, and the Toll on Our Communities SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2005
END THE WAR ON IRAQ - BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
• Leave no bases behind
• End the corporate occupation of Iraq
• Stop bankrupting our communities
• No military recruitment in our schools
Sat., 9/24 - Massive March, Rally & Festival
Sun., 9/25 - Interfaith Service, Grassroots Training
Mon., 9/26 - Lobby Day, Mass Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Disobedience
More than two years after the illegal and immoral U.S. invasion of Iraq, the nightmare continues. More than 1600 U.S. soldiers have died, at least another 15,000 have been wounded; even the most conservative estimates of Iraqi deaths number in the tens of thousands. Iraq, a once sovereign nation, now lies in ruins under the military and corporate occupation of the United States; U.S. promises to rebuild have not been kept and Iraqis still lack food, water, electricity, and other basic needs.
A majority of Americans believe that this war never should have happened, but our elected representatives in Washington continue to rubber-stamp the Bush Administration's disastrous Iraq policies. They have given military recruiters nearly unrestricted access to our schools -- and the Pentagon nearly unrestricted access to our tax dollars. At a time when our vital social programs are eroding or completely decimated, an overwhelming majority in Congress recently approved Bush's request for an additional $82 billion in war funding, and there's already talk of another $50 billion appropriation this fall.
It's time to hold all pro-war politicians accountable for the deaths, the destruction, the lies, and the toll on our communities! Join United for Peace and Justice in Washington, D.C. for three massive days of action against the war: a major march, rally, and festival on Saturday, September 24; an interfaith religious service and day of grassroots trainings on Sunday, September 25; and a large-scale grassroots lobbying day and mass nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience on Monday, September 26.
>From every corner of this country, people will travel to Washington to bring our demands directly to the policymakers responsible for this unjust war. These three days of actions will send a clear message to the White House and Congress: The Iraq war must end. It's time to bring all the troops home, leaving no U.S. military bases behind, and to stop the corporate theft of Iraq's resources. Instead of draining our national treasury for endless war, we demand that our tax dollars be used to repair the damage done to Iraq and to fund services in our communities. We call for an immediate end to our government's assault on immigrants, the unethical pressures on our young people to join the military, and the undermining of democracy through relentless attacks on everyone's basic rights.
Our mobilization will coincide with the meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, whose economic policies place corporate profits ahead of basic human needs worldwide. We will speak out against the corporate theft of Iraq's resources and the decimation of the Iraqi economy through privatization and "free trade."
Join our weekend of action to stop this war, and help prevent any new wars!
Leaflets and more information will be available soon at http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=2854
In the meantime, circulate this announcement far and wide and mark your calendar for the weekend of September 24-26.
We need your financial support to make this mobilization possible! Please make the most generous contribution you can today at http://www.unitedforpeace.org/donate
Thanks, and we'll see you in Washington!
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United for Peace and Justice(212) 868-5545